Shaker Historical Society

We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region… past, present, and future.

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Always held on Father's Day weekend, the Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights Garden Tour is a major fundraiser that supports the Shaker Historical Society’s commitment to historic preservation, education, and community engagement. This event is also produced in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and the Ohio History Connection.                                   

2019 Garden Tour 

2019 Cocktails in the Garden Party

16th Annual Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights 

The Shaker Historical Society hosts its

16th Annual Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights weekend

on June 19-21, 2020

This highly popular Father’s Day weekend event attracts garden lovers from across the region. The weekend begins with the Cocktails in the Garden Party at a private residence in Shaker Heights with hearty hors d'oeuvres, signature Pimm's cocktails and wine, live music and free parking. Tickets for the party are $85 pp. SHS members $75 pp. 


Watch this space as plans unfold for Gracious Gardens in 2020.



The Cocktails in the Garden Party is held at an amazing private residence overlooking Shaker Heights Country Club's golf course. This year's party is in a stunning garden, which was featured on 2018's  tour.

The beautiful gardens that were featured as part of the Gracious Gardens Sunday tour are sure to inspire you to create your own outdoor oasis like the designs you’ll see within the city of Shaker Heights.

The Cocktails in the Garden party was held Friday June 14th from 6-9pm at the magnificent garden overlooking Shaker Heights Country Club belonging to Bill and Elane Better. Stunning waterfall and gorgeous architecture set the scene for a wonderful celebration of a Cleveland summer. We will enjoy Pimms Cup, hors d'oeuvres and live music by members of the SHHS jazz band. Watch this space for 2020 plans!

 Interested in sponsoring the 16th Annual Gracious Gardens Series? Download the Sponsor form below!

Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights